Aurel Schmidt’s exhibition title “I Rot Before I Ripen” may very well refer to the unfulfilled potential of Drawing in today’s fast-paced, vociferous art scene. In her new show at PPOW, the self-taught mixed-media artist presents a series of large-scale, incredibly detailed, mono-chrome drawings of plants, insects, and sexual body parts that permeate the pungent urgency of sexuality in a male-oriented, consumer-driven, and social media-saturated culture. By embracing the narrative qualities of drawing, Schmidt is able to place her subject matter into the historic context that they deserve and simultaneously move herself out of the downtown It-Girl Art World into a more grown-up realm. At PPOW through October 7.